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The Shifting Point 1946 1987

Author : Peter Brook
ISBN : UOM:39015012896661
Genre : Motion pictures
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The author looks back on his career as a theater director and discusses his stage productions of Shakespeare as well as operas and films
Category: Motion pictures

The Shifting Point

Author : Peter Brook
ISBN : 9781350069435
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hailed as 'the theatrical event of this century' (Sunday Times), Peter Brook's unique dramatization of India's great epic poem, The Mahabharata played to ecstatic audiences worldwide. In The Shifting Point, one of theatre's great visionaries assesses the lessons of his pioneering work from his brilliant debut at Stratford and the West End in the 1960s to the triumphant success of The Mahabharata. With the bravura and insight of a great practitioner and explorer he reveals some of the inspiration behind his extraordinary career. Published in Bloomsbury's Revelations series, Brook's account covers many of the groundbreaking productions that cemented his reputation as 'one of the artistic geniuses of our time' (San Franciso Herald): his controversial productions of King Lear and Romeo and Juliet; the three-month period in Africa which culminated in The Conference of the Birds; Marat/Sade; filming King Lear and Lord of the Flies, and the epic The Mahabharata. With Brooks's reflections on the problems of Shakespeare and opera, and on a range of modern theatre artists including Grotowski, Gordon Craig and Samuel Beckkett, The Shifting Point provides a uniquely revealing account of 4 decades of artistic exploration. 'The great thing about Brook is that, in a medium where others provide answers, he keeps asking questions. This sage and stimulating book shows that, inside a sophisticated adult mind, lurks the intemperate curiosity of a child; which is the mark of genius.'(Michael Billington, Listener)
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Asian Americans And The Shifting Politics Of Race

Author : Rowena Robles
ISBN : 9781135503567
Genre : History
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Asian Americans and the Shifting Politics of Race examines the political and discursive struggles around the dismantling of race-based admissions policies in an elite public high school in San Francisco. The book analyzes the arguments put forth by plaintiffs in and the media's depiction of the case, Brian Ho, Patrick Wong, & Hilary Chen v. SFUSD. The Ho lawsuit, filed by a group of Chinese Americans, challenged race-based admissions policies that were intended to ensure diversity by giving special consideration to African-American and Latino students. Robles argues that the Ho plaintiffs exploited the dominant racial construction of Asian Americans as model minorities to portray themselves as victims of discrimination, and relied on contrasting constructions of Black and Latino students as undeserving and unqualified beneficiaries of affirmative action. The decision in favor of the plaintiffs effectively ended school desegregation, racial balance, and affirmative action in San Francisco. In order to examine the consequences of the Ho decision on student attitudes, Robles spent four years studying and observing the first cohort of students to enter the high school after race was eliminated from admissions considerations.
Category: History

Civil Calendar And Lunar Calendar In Ancient Egypt

Author : Leo Depuydt
ISBN : 9068319086
Genre : History
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This investigation is concerned with ancient Egyptian calendars. Its specific focus is one of the oldest problems of the study of these calendars: the so-called problem of the month names. This work's main purpose is to suggest an explanation for the Brugsch phenomenon. The Brugsch phenomenon is one of the two main aspects of the problem of the month names. The other is the Gardiner phenomenon. No new theory is presented for the Gardiner phenomenon. As a problem, the Brugsch phenomenon is slightly older than the Gardiner Phenomenon. It has occupied center stage in the study of ancient Egyptian calendars since the early days of this endeavor. In 1870, Heinrich Brugsch, the great pioneer in this subject, wrote about the phenomenon, "Here we encounter all at once the most curious contradiction." Just recently, Rolf Krauss has described the contradiction as still "unsolved". The Brugsch phenomenon concerns the indisputable fact that the last or twelfth month of the Egyptian civil year can be named as if it were the first. Two month names are involved. The first is wp rnpt. Its meaning "opener of the year," refers to a beginning. The second month name is mswt r' "birth of Re" in hieroglyphic Egyptian, Mesore in Aramaic, Greek and Coptic. Both can otherwise also refer to New Year's Day, the quintessential calendrical beginning.
Category: History

Common Sense Guide To Driving A Truck

Author : Harry Gorge
ISBN : 9781465352231
Genre : Reference
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A COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A SAFETYMAN, LICENSED INSTRUCTOR, STATE DRIVING CHAMPION, AND PROFESSIONAL DRIVER. A HUMOROUS AND REALISTIC GUIDE TO HELP THE AVERAGE TRUCK DRIVER BETTER UNDERSTAND THE LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS IN AN EASY TO READ FORMAT. THIS BOOK ALSO COVERS THE CSA2010 AND STORIES FROM THE STREET AS A LOCAL DRIVER, FROM THE ROAD AS A LONG HAUL DRIVER, FROM THE CLASSROOM, ROAD TESTS AND DURING TRAINING AS A SAFETYMAN. ALSO SOME STORIES FROM THE DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS. I BELIEVE ANYONE IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY WILL ENJOY RAEDING THIS BOOK.
Category: Reference

Pain Procedures In Clinical Practice E Book

Author : Ted A. Lennard
ISBN : 9781437737745
Genre : Medical
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In the 3rd Edition of Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice, Dr. Ted Lennard helps you offer the most effective care to your patients by taking you through the various approaches to pain relief used in physiatry today. In this completely updated, procedure-focused volume, you’ll find nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques supplemented by a comprehensive online video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com. You’ll also find extensive coverage of injection options for every joint, plus discussions of non-injection-based pain relief options such as neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. Offer your patients today’s most advanced pain relief with nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques, masterfully presented by respected physiatrist Ted Lennard, MD. Make informed treatment decisions and provide effective relief with comprehensive discussions of all of the injection options for every joint. Apply the latest non-injection-based treatments for pain relief including neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. See how to get the best results with a comprehensive video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com, and access the complete text and images online.
Category: Medical

The Subjective Self

Author : Harwood Fisher
ISBN : 0803220103
Genre : Philosophy
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For all their strides in understanding how we create and think about cultures, psychologists, linguists, and logicians have had difficulty explaining how we conceive our selves?how the self can, in fact, be both the object and the subjective originator of its surroundings. Harwood Fisher's purpose in this far-reaching, interdisciplinary book is to depict the subjective self in its true complex duality. In The Subjective Self, Fisher argues that the key to depicting both aspects of the self simultaneously and thus modeling it more holistically than before is to visualize the self in a logical space. From an origin point inside this space, the self tries out metaphors and launches categories to logically order what it wants, sees, and encounters. This is a creative cognitive process, "metaphoric framing," by which the self invents new forms and depicts new organizations of its experiences, impressions, and information. It is also a generative linguistic process, "bracketing," by which the self can step outside its own expressed thoughts, gain new levels of awareness, re-position itself as an agent responsible for its ideas and statements, and, in short, empower its own identity. The framing sets in motion versatile mental categories?forms that are projected into mental space, where they become objectified. The bracketing sets in motion the logical bounds of the "I," stabilizing the individual's identity and giving thrust to the subjective self's dynamic causal role. In elaborating this theory, Fisher extends the ideas of Kurt Lewin, Jean Piaget, and C. S. Peirce, among others. By drawing on each of these thinkers, he is able to bring their common themes of perspective and construction together in his portrait of the self as a creative iconic space.
Category: Philosophy

Creating A Tipping Point Strategic Human Resources In Higher Education

Author : Alvin Evans
ISBN : 9781118437452
Genre : Education
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In a turbulent, unstable era of severe financial pressures, thedevelopment of strategic human resource (HR) practices has becomean urgent mandate in higher education. With significant andwidespread institutional shifts resulting from globalization,heightened competition, and rapid innovation, educational leadersmust optimize their most significant resource—humancapital—and align HR strategies, structures, and processeswith organizational goals. Due to substantial cuts in stateappropriations and rapidly diminishing budgets, public institutionsof higher education in particular are struggling to realignresources and programs to fulfill their educational missions andmaintain academic quality, while simultaneously responding tocomplex external legislative and accreditation mandates. In light of these challenges, Creating a Tipping Point:Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education breaks new groundby presenting a research-based approach that supports the evolutionof HR practices from siloed, transactional models to strategicoperations that serve the entire university. This monographprovides a concrete, progressive road map to developingorganizational capabilities in support of the university's academicmission and illustrates this pathway with examples drawn frompublic research universities. It offers strategies, tools, metrics,and action steps that support the development of an effective andefficient strategic HR operation in higher education. Forinstitutions seeking to implement strategic HR, this book is apractical and invaluable resource.
Category: Education

Signs Of Performance

Author : Colin Counsell
ISBN : 9781136153242
Genre : Performing Arts
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Signs of Performance provides the beginning student with working examples of theatrical analysis. Its range covers the whole of twentieth century theatre, from Stanislavski to Brecht and Samuel Beckett to Robert Wilson. Colin Counsell takes an historical look at theatre as a cultural practice, clearly tracing connections between: * Key practitioners' ideas about performance * The theatrical practices prompted by those ideas * The resulting signs which emerge in performance * The meanings and political consequences of those signs It provides an understandable theoretical framework for the study of theatre as a an signifying practice, and offers vivid explanations in clear, direct language. It opens up this fascinating field to a broad audience.
Category: Performing Arts

Naked Spirit

Author : Jon Whale
ISBN : 9780981485164
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The NAKED SPIRIT is a unique and extraordinary book. It explains the Supernatural Odyssey that is the essence of the human psyche beyond innocence and evil. And it reveals how each of us has a vital Assemblage Point that serves as the vortex or epicenter for the quantum biological energy fields that surround us. The position of this Assemblage Point exerts a pivotal force on each person's state of health and has a dominating effect on how we feel and behave. Consciousness extends beyond the boundaries of our physical body. By accessing the quantum biological energy fields that surround us, it is now possible to treat physical and mental diseases in radical new ways. The NAKED SPIRIT is a book for everyone. It examines the diversity of the human soul and its spiritual expressions in society. And it shows how to estimate the position of one's own Assemblage Point, as well as that of others, and discover ways to improve each person's situation and interactions with others. The NAKED SPIRIT contains the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual global maps for health and disease, together with the Assemblage Point Blueprints for finding, recovering and realigning your Assemblage Point. Since a stable and correctly located Assemblage Point increases health and efficiency, the contents of this book can preserve lives, greatly benefit humanity and generate and save countless dollars. Aside from its clear benefits for personal and family life, this book has wider applications, as well, including the advancement of: * Educational Institutions * National Health and Paramedical Services * Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, And Psychology * Professional Sports Management * Employment and TeamManagement * Social Welfare and Allied Support Services * Marriage Guidance and Relationship Counseling * Armed Combat Personnel Rehabilitation * Criminal, Drug and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation * National Security, Police and Political Departments The discovery of the Human Assemblage Point shows that there is much more to humans than flesh, blood and bones. Death is not the end. It is simply one more destination along the way during the Spiritual Odyssey each one of us will experience.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Breaking Point

Author : Robert A. Doughty
ISBN : 9780811760706
Genre : History
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An engaging narrative of the small-unit actions near Sedan during the 1940 campaign for France.
Category: History

Craniosacral Biodynamics

Author : Franklyn Sills
ISBN : 9781556433542
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Craniosacral therapy is based on the belief that functions of the human system are maintained and integrated by a biodynamic force known as 'primary respiration, ' or the breath of life. Found in the brain, spinal cord, and bodily fluids, this rhythmic pulse promotes healing and health. Written for students and practitioners but accessible to lay readers, this text presents the fundamental concepts and techniques of a method that redirects the cerebrospinal fluid to areas of imbalance, thus enhancing overall health. Volume One covers both the history and conceptual ideas fundamental to Craniosacral Biodynamics, as well as the more complex structural and tissue relationships.
Category: Health & Fitness

Dutch On Dutch

Author : T.V. LoCicero
ISBN : 9781310890543
Genre :
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In this lively, expansive and generous interview, the greatest crime novelist of our time, Elmore “Dutch” Leonard, talks about everything from the essence and appeal of his stories, to why he writes in longhand, to the finer points of robbing a bank. “…a fantastic interview—amazingly rich and informative and wonderfully telling of his character.”—Victoria Best, Tales from the Reading Room “He really was such an amazing man. The attitudes and approaches to writing he expresses are always entirely consistent and he has a way of demystifying the process, treating it not as being some gift from the gods, nor as being easy but as a craft that has to be worked at.”—Bill Kirton, author of The Figurehead
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Reprints

Author : W. H. Bates
ISBN : 0787300799
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1911 Reprints on his articles on eye troubles. Exercises appearing in various medical & professional journals regarding eyesight.
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Parallax Visions

Author : Bruce Cumings
ISBN : 0822329247
Genre : History
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In a work that synthesizes crucial developments in international relations at the close of the twentieth century, Bruce Cumings--a leading historian of contemporary East Asia--provides a nuanced understanding of how the United States has loomed over the modern history and culture of East Asia. By offering correctives to widely held yet largely inaccurate assessments of the affairs of this region, Parallax Visions shows how relations between the United States, Japan, Vietnam, North and South Korea, China, and Taiwan have been structured by their perceptions and misperceptions of each other. Using information based on thirty years of research, Cumings offers a new perspective on a wide range of issues that originated with the cold war--with particular focus on the possibly inappropriate collaboration between universities, foundations, and intelligence agencies. Seeking to explode the presuppositions that Americans usually bring to the understanding of our relations with East Asia, the study ranges over much of the history of the twentieth century in East Asian-American relations--Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Korean War, and more recent difficulties in U.S. relations with China and Japan. Cumings also rebuts U.S. media coverage of North Korea's nuclear diplomacy in the 1990s and examines how experiences of colonialism and postcolonialism have had varying effects on economic development in each of these countries. Positing that the central defining experience of twentieth-century East Asia has been its entanglement first with British and Japanese imperialism, and then with the United States, Cumings ends with a discussion of how the situation could change over the next century as the economic and political global clout of the United States declines. Illuminating the sometimes self-deluded ideology of cold war America, Parallax Visions will engage historians, political scientists, and students and scholars of comparative politics and social theory, as well as readers interested in questions of modernity and the role of the United States in shaping the destinies of modernizing societies in Asia.
Category: History